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  Feb 19, 2018
 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, Statistics Concentration, B.S.


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The B.S. degree is designed to give the student a broad knowledge of mathematics as well as a firm grasp on the application of mathematics to other disciplines. The most typical applications include computer science, statistics, actuarial science, physical and biological sciences, and teacher certification at the secondary level. Students take a significant number of upper level courses outside the mathematics department to strengthen their knowledge in one or more application disciplines.

To complete the degree a student must take all of the core courses and complete either a concentration or a general program of study which includes at least five courses at the 300 level or above of which at least two are at the 400 level along with either a minor, a major, or three allied electives.

Concentrations


Currently there are three pre-approved concentrations: applied math, secondary education certification, and statistics. The concentrations allow for a student to complete either a minor or second major in a related discipline or a series of allied electives to explore how mathematics can be applied to other disciplines.

Allied Electives

In general, allied electives are courses numbered 300 or above from ACC, BIO, CHM, CSC, CMPE, ECO, ESS, FIN, MAT, MIS, PHY, SCM, or SWE. Other courses will be considered by the department chair on a case-by-case basis. Students not in the Secondary Certification concentration must complete three allied electives, at least one of which must be from disciplines other than MAT. This requirement is waived for students completing a minor or second major.

Statistics Concentration (24-27 crs.)


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Allied Electives may be replaced by a minor/second major in any discipline

Course Sequencing


The department maintains a suggested sequence for scheduling the required core math courses and the courses required by the various concentrations. To ensure graduating in four years, each student should take the courses in the semesters indicated on the departmental list. The list is available in the department office.

A typical first year sequence for all mathematics majors is given below:


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